If you have ceramic cookware, you know it is costlier than most of its peers. Thus, you must take good care of it, give it proper maintenance so that it can last a long time. Just like the other non-stick cookware, even ceramic cookware does not stick. It requires only a little amount of grease to cook. The non-stick coating is so easy to clean, making proper maintenance of the cookware so easy.
Here is how to clean ceramic cookware, so it retains its value and usability:
How to clean ceramic cookware with hydrogen peroxide
Hydrogen peroxide is beneficial when the cookware has burned some food. It is also readily available in your kitchen, and if it is not, you can always find it promptly in the local stores. You should use just a little bit of hydrogen peroxide.
Just pour a little amount on the burned food and watch it bubble on the spot, and then you can pour in full amount of water into the pot. Leave it to stay for some time and then pour out the water. The burned part of the food should come out with the water. If some still lurks on the pot, you can remove it with a soft brush.
With the most stubborn stains, you will be tempted to scrub the pot. Just use a soft bristled brush because hard ones can remove the ceramic coating.
You may use gauze to scrub, but make sure you use the gentle scrubbing motions only. The coating on the cookware is very delicate, so you should always avoid hard scrubbing.
How to clean ceramic cookware using baking soda
Baking soda is one of the super cleaning agents that you should always use at home. It is excellent on stains on the floor, on carpets and clothes as well. In this instance, you will find it very useful for removing sticky stains from food burned on ceramic cookware. Like hydrogen peroxide, baking soda is also very easy to use.
While you should use the hydrogen peroxide conservatively, with the baking soda, it is very different. You should use a couple of spoonfuls for a jug of water. However, it is still okay even if you use more.
Add a few spoonfuls of baking soda in your pot or pan, of course, the amount is determined by the size of the pot. You can then add water to fill up the pot, and if you want, you can let it simmer a bit on the heat.
You can then remove it and let the water cool down. You can then pour out the water and then clean the pot with your kitchen detergent or soap. Be careful not to scrub firmly. By the time you are finished cleaning, the pot will be clean with no brownish spots.
How to clean ceramic pots with clear vinegar
Vinegar is another cleaning agent that you do not want to miss at home. It is especially useful when you are cleaning cast iron pots that have a ceramic coating in the interior. Just put a quart of water in the pot and add a quarter cup of clear vinegar. You can also add a couple of teaspoonfuls of baking soda into the mixture.
If your pot is large, you will have to use more water hence more baking soda and vinegar. Leave the mixture to stay in the pot for some time and then pour it out and wash your pot with detergent. It will be as good as new.
How to clean the stubborn stains on ceramic cookware
Sometimes, there are those stains from burned eggs and meats that really do stick on your pots. They can be quite a pain to get out. However, they may be hard, but not impossible. When you have such, follow the baking soda method that we have already explained above.
Pour in a few spoonfuls of baking soda, pour in the water while stirring. You can then leave the water to stay in place for some time and then pour it out. If the stains remain, sprinkle the pot with baking powder. You can let the baking soda stay for about 20 minutes. Take a soft brush and scrub ever so gently in circular motions. That should clear the stubborn stains away.
How to clean your ceramic cookware regularly
Always clean your ceramic cookware after using it, whether you burn the food or not. Letting them stay dirty for hours makes them harder to clean. To clean a ceramic pan, skillet or pot that does not have stains, just use warm water and soap. Use a sponge to clean the food grease away and be gentle with your cleaning motions.
To prevent stains from forming on the cookware, use low to medium heat for cooking. That way, you can preserve the ceramic coating for a long time. In addition, when you are done cooking, never dip the pan in cold water when it is still hot.